Rumpole, why did you delete the comment referring to your statement, "Rumpole says, its not like Mr. BT was alleged to have threatened a JA or anything".The comment said it was funny how you are Phil and you are trying to make fun of yourself. That we caught you attempting to call a bluff???
Rumpole responds: Careful readers of the blog last night may have noticed that we posted the Brian T post twice by mistake. We erased one, and that one had some comments. Here is your comment (wrong in every way possible) for the world to see. Like Rumpole, you can join our “Sometimes Wrong. Never In Doubt” club and keep overlooking the obvious.
A soothsayer writes:
SARMIENTO (HIRES) A LAWYERLooks like a recently departed asa is getting his first case:NOTICE OF APPEARANCE TIMOTHY M. VANDERGIESEN, ESQ. AND GREG V. CHONILLO, ESQ.I predict the fee is ZERO
ASA Howard Rosen, who reads the blog more than he lets on, and who thought he had nabbed our identity in a series of private emails, (not close…no cigar) writes in:
Although I unfortunately never had the opportunity to become friendly with Henry Leyte-Vidal off of the bench, I did appear before him on many occasions, and had the recent opportunity to try a two week trial in front of him. He always demonstrated all of the qualities that lawyers - and our community in general - could ask for in a Judge. He was intelligent, humble, patient, practical, and fair. Whether he was doing his morning calendars or was in trial, he listened intently to the litigants and always had a smile on his face (no matter what was spewing forth from the attorneys’ mouths at the time). This was a good indication that he truly loved what he was doing. He was a Judge who really liked to be in trial. He will be missed.On another, but a related note… The trial which I just mentioned was the one wherein Sabrina Puglisi and Brian Tannebaum were opposing counsel to Dan Bernstein and I. A couple of you anonymous posters out there in our little “blog world” have criticized Brian Tannebaum for posting his comments on Henry Leyte-Vidal by saying things such as “Brian Tannebaum, can't you just go away for a little while? You weren't real friends with Leyte-Vidal. Why did you feel the need to quote to the Herald (or here in the blog)? Why not refer them to someone you did know the guy? Or, just don't offer a comment out of respect for the fact that you didn't really know him?…”I do not know if Brian Tannebaum knew Judge Leyte-Vidal off of the bench or not, but even if he did not, as I did not, during the course of spending a couple of weeks in trial with Henry Leyte-Vidal, I got a good sense of the qualities in him that both Tannenbaum and I expressed, and I am sure that his family is comforted in knowing that even those of us who did not know him very well off of the bench noted the same qualities in him on the bench that he must have had in his personal life. Let’s not let the passing of one our finest become a source of divisiveness.
Sunny Goldin, queen of the tickets, writes in on Judge Sheldon Schwartz:
Some of the "traffic attorneys." Myself(Sunny Goldin), Myra Perez, Angie Serra. I know Schwartz has his detractors and I myself have bitched about his long calendars but I think he does right by both defendants and the state and I think that's more impt than whether I get out of his courtroom quickly. (and no, I don't have any cases on his mtigation calendar tomorrow)
Sunny also wrote in about a fundraiser:
Why wait until tomorrow's "moderated" blog to find out what happens at the fundraiser for Sheldon Schwartz at 6pm tonight at Perricones? Come find out for yourself. Sunny
The following was a non-paid political ad for a Sunny Golden fundraiser for Judge Sheldon Schwartz and the views expressed were neither written nor paid for by Judge Schwartz or the National Football League.
Here is a stupid observation if we have ever read one:
Is Judge Young sentencing straight men to more jail time than homosexuals? Are there any statistics regarding the known gay and lesbian judges? It seems like he wants to become the next Ellen Morphonious.
And a reader wants us to censor the post:
Rump, the David Young post should have been censored. The writer asks a question about whether or not Young sentences certain people differently from others with no supporting information. It's like allowing an attorney to say, "did you beat your wife today?" If someone's going to ask the type of question, he or she should have (and provide) some kind of factual basis. Otherwise, it's just a not so clever way to spread lies and sully a person's reputation.
Rumpole responds: We do not censor posts. Everyone knows we have a few rules. The moronic post on Judge Young comes close to crossing the line. The sexual orientation of any Judge is not fit for public commentary. While Judge Young has discussed his private life, it is not anyone’s business if a Judge lives with another man, woman, or Vietnamese Pig. However, because the best way to deal with stupid, dumb, idiotic (are we getting our point across? ) posts like the stupid, dumb, homophobic idiot who made that post is to shine the cold hard glare of light on their stupid, dumb, idiotic beliefs, we put their post up and tell them to have the courage to sign their name if they truly believe Judge Young is unfair in his sentencing policies.
PS: How in the name of Liza Minelli would any Judge know the sexual orientation of a Defendant that they were sentencing? As far as we know, its not part of the plea colloquy.
A writer talks some smack:
Hopefully someone will run against Cindy Lederman. She makes Ann Coulter seem like a flaming liberal.
rumpole why do people get crushed on this blog when they self promote? it's good buisness. what is your view?
Rumpole grumbles that people are mostly stupid, dumb, and idiotic. Especially people with licenses to practice law. See You In Court.